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Donald Trump Jr. has praised right-wing activist Candace Owens for her appearance on Capitol Hill, during which she defended her comments about nationalism and Adolf Hitler.
Owens, 29, director of communications at the conservative group Turning Point USA, appeared as a witness in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday during a hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism.
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Representative Ted Lieu, a California Democrat, played a clip of the comments made by Owens regarding Hitler in December while she was promoting her organization in London. Owens, who supports President Donald Trump, claimed Lieu took her remarks out of context and said she was offended by his use of them.
“Wow. Well done @RealCandaceO!!! Great to see someone call out the Dems on their purposeful manipulation of facts for their narrative,” tweeted Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, about a clip of Owens’ response to Lieu. “Since the media runs with anything they say and is the marketing wing of the DNC, they aren't used to getting called out for the repeated BS.”
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During the hearing, Lieu said he did not know Owens and would not try to characterize her. “I’m going to let her own words do the talking. So I’m going to play for you the first 30 seconds of a statement she made about Adolf Hitler,” he said, before holding his phone up to the mic.
Owens can be heard saying, “I actually don’t have any problems at all with the word nationalism. I think that the definition gets poisoned by leaders that actually want globalism. Globalism is what I don’t want. So when you think about whenever we say nationalism, the first thing people think about, at least in America, is Hitler. You know, he was a National Socialist. But, if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have...
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